Singing billboard: Advertisements offer scavenger hunt for Cats fans

UK Athletics launched an advertising campaign featuring billboards with lyrics to UK’s fight song throughout Kentucky.   Photo by Emily Coovert | Staff

By Melissa Vessels UK Athletics has turned a conventional means of advertising into an unconventional contest for Cats fans. Billboards throughout the state will now “sing” to you through your car’s radio by tuning it to 1630 AM in Lexington and 1640 AM in Louisville. These stations will be playing “On, On U of K,” […]

Study: Affordable housing available around Lexington

By Jennifer Hilinski UK students shouldn’t have to worry about moving back in with their parents after graduation because the Lexington area has many affordable homes for the average income, according to a recent study. The UK Center for Business and Economic Research found encouraging results from its Housing Affordability study, which examined the price […]

Extreme makeover: Paving the way for 2010

South Limestone

By Melissa Vessels With the Urban County Council’s acceptance Tuesday of a contractor’s bid on the South Limestone reconstruction plan, the project is now moving forward. Vice Mayor Jim Gray cast the only dissenting vote against the bid of $13.1 million by ATS Construction. The plan, which will shut down the highly traveled route from […]

UK student, three others die in car accident

MaRhonda Collins

On July 2, UK biology junior MaRhonda Joy Collins died in a car wreck on southbound I-75 in Georgia. Collins, who was traveling with her family, was on her way to Orlando, Fl., to audition for “American Idol.” Collins’ family, including her 11-year-old sister, Auguste Roberts, her mother, Cheryl Collins, 41, and her mother’s boyfriend, […]

Beshear appoints new members to the UK Board of Trustees

Monday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced new board members of area universities, including UK. At the end of June, terms expired for three members of the UK Board of Trustees.  Their replacements include Carol “Bill” Gatton, James W. Stuckert, and Barbara S. Young. Gatton, of Kingsport, Tenn., is a business owner.  He will be replacing […]

Fourth of July in Lexington: City offers variety of festivities

Lauren Copeland The first Fourth of July celebrations were a time of festivity and community. In Philadelphia, the Declaration of Independence was publicly read and people gathered for a military parade and cannon firing. This year, Lexington residents will have a few more options. Lexington will continue the tradition of community as it hosts a […]

UK HealthCare goes from the O.R. to the Internet

By Jennifer Hilinski In the 21st century, technology is booming and UK HealthCare has developed a new way to keep up. The organization is using the Internet to connect patients with people who can provide helpful information regarding their health. UK’s clinical project uses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to better communicate with patients. In addition to […]

Students start photography workshop for underprivileged kids

By Marcus Davis A new program developed by two UK graduates offers kids the ability to put their artwork on display. Jeff and Christina Gora have developed the program, Our World in Pictures, which teaches kids about photography and gives them the chance to show off their art. Jeff and Christina developed this program as […]

James Hall leaves creative legacy behind

By Laura Clark People walk through campus every day, but few will leave footprints as permanent as one professor. Former UK English professor James Baker “Jim” Hall died at his home near Sadieville, Ky., on Thursday.  He was 74. In addition to teaching at UK from 1973 to his retirement in 2004, Hall was a […]